Du Mercredi 10 mai au Samedi 01 juillet 2023
Culture / Expositions

They laugh to see themselves so beautiful in their mirror

Exhibition of Jacques Barry


"We would all like to build our personal Noah's ark to bring in those animals that basically resemble us, in the subjectivity of a choice where only our childhood-related affects, our fears or our desires for mimicry would come into play. , we would look like them and despite that they would be so different from us, kept at a distance when we would like to be with them.

So we go through what is most within reach, we use representation, drawing and painting. This is what Jacques Barry does on his steppes of paper and canvas, on his deserts of monochrome color, with this very frontal way of making them exist before us, in their apparent simplicity, recognizable, and yet using a shift of humor and irony.

Rhinoceroses sometimes have flowery dresses, crows parade on their backs, swans swim on the gold of a basin and reinvent the surprise of Narcissus while uni-claw lobsters rub shoulders with billionaire ants. Barry paints them as if he had just passed in front of a mirror, and recognizing himself, shows them to us as if he had seen them. Sparrows aren't the only ones on a tightrope." - Text by Bernard Collet, writer


Everyone - Free

Opening hours to the public : Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday 09:30-12:00


Espace culturel Jean Jaurès

Place du Docteur Arnoux



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Exposition de Jacques Barry - Du 10 mai au 1er juillet à Vauvert